Stuedmaster (226) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can tell that a lot of attention has been given to quality with this cider. The flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a rich aroma and mellow finish. The addition of organic honey really accentuates the flavor, giving it more complex notes and a satisfying, clean flavor. This is truly an artisanal product, and motivates me to try the other Crispin varieties of hard cider.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"simple and straight forward but refreshing, aromatic and tasty. the alcohol was just ever so slightly too apparent, especially for only being 6.5%, but this would make a nice summer staple. just enough honey to notice, and tartness to balance."
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a pint glass and a wine glass.
The appearance was the same in both: somewhat cloudy yellow color with a slight transparency about it to allow light streams of carbonated bubbles to be seen rising.
The smell had some tart apples and some sweet apples with a slight oakiness coming about it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely felt as thereís a harshness that canít be missed.
Overall, hmmm....actually an okay cider. I know it says to pour over ice but I wanted to see this as it really is. Though I wonít seek it out again, if I ever did have it again, maybe Iíll pour over ice to see if that does anything.
douglas88 (6122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow almost green color with no head. A sweet oaky apple cider nose. The flavor is super sweet very tannic apples, sugary at times, a bit of vanilla. Odd. Not very natural tasting. Hmmm. I love me some honey crisp. but this is way too sweet.
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look, apple cider is not in my wheel house, but tonight I had a craving. Crispinís "Honey Crisp" could almost be a chardonnay; itís replete with apple, pear, and honey notes--and yes, it does finish crisp. Nice change up during the hot summer months.
60minuteman (788) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellowish-white pour. Appearance of a white wine. Apple juice flavor, yeast character, some honey for sure. Zesty. Over ice, itís mellowed out and less sweet. It has other wine-like features. Alcoholic for a cider. More zest. And sweet apples.
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handsome cloudy yellow pour some floaters. Aroma of sweet honeycrisp. Tastes of sweet tarts some fresh apple. Light carb. Good sessionable cider that tastes like real apple.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Fantastic amounts of pears and apples. Exceptionally juicy; the smell baptizes the room. Not a lot of honey sweetness comes through, but there is definitely a massive amount of fruity juice.
Appearance: Quite pale, straw, yellow-green pastel colored, hazy body. No head or cap at all. No lacing. Low visible amount of carbonation.
Taste: Delicious, juicy apples. No bitterness at all. A teeny bit of sweetness, and a bit of tart flavor towards the back of the palate.
Palate: Ultralight body, but not watery. Incredibly low carbonation. This ciderís finish is of medium length and ends on a succulent apple note
Overall: A nice little find. I thought Angry Orchard was the cider all others would be judged by, but this one is a different approach that gave me some welcome perspective. Light, crisp, refreshing, and able to be minimally sweet and not cloying at all.
texrx (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Pours cloudy like a hefeweizen. Smells like fresh cut apples. Tastes like apples with a light alcohol taste. Thereí a light honey sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Easily the best hard apple cider Iíve had yet
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 6-28-2010 (Bottle) This cider has a small head, mostly transparent/slightly hazy body, fizzy, and fast rising carbonation. The aroma is sweet, apples and honey. The taste is very sweet, honey and apple juice. The palate is soft carbonatio and this cider is light-medium bodied. This cider is very easy to drink, apples upfront and a cider I would possibly drink again.
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from bomber. Thanks john! Unfiltered lemonade look. Aroma of apple jolly rancher, apple skin, honey. Taste is apple sweet, tart. So bloody good.